New Zealand Certificate in Light Automotive Engineering (Level 4) Part Time

Specialise in light automotive engineering and complete your apprenticeship through WelTec. Enjoy access to expert advice and practical tutorials from our tutors while you work. You’ll do block courses and study part-time in the evenings with other apprentices.

What you will learn

Develop your diagnostic skills while working in our diagnosing and repairing labs. Learn about engine systems, engine maintenance, steering, suspension and braking systems and electrical and electronic components.

  • Effective workplace maintenance and safety
  • High-risk automotive systems and safety
  • Engine systems
  • Fuel and emission systems
  • Driveline systems
  • Transmissions systems
  • Climate control
  • Vehicle safety systems
  • Body control systems
  • Wiring systems
  • Braking systems
  • Suspension systems
  • Steering systems
  • Wheels and tyres

Entry requirements

All students must be employed in an appropriate automotive job full-time to complete this programme, as well as the below criteria:

Successful completion of the New Zealand Certificate in Automotive Engineering (Level 3), or equivalent skills and knowledge. 

Funding your study

Government's Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF)

These programmes are FREE under TTAF, covering; compulsory tuition fees, compulsory course costs and compulsory student services fees. Visit for more information about TTAF.

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